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Beauce-Sartigan is a regional county municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. The county seat is Saint-Georges.[2]

Beauce-Sartigan
Quebec MRC Beauce-Sartigan location map.svg
Coordinates: 45°58′N 70°39′W / 45.967°N 70.650°W / 45.967; -70.650Coordinates: 45°58′N 70°39′W / 45.967°N 70.650°W / 45.967; -70.650[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionChaudière-Appalaches
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatSaint-Georges
Communities
Government
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectLuc Lemieux
Area
 • Total1,977.00 km2 (763.32 sq mi)
 • Land1,954.08 km2 (754.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total50,962
 • Density26.1/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 2.7%
 • Dwellings
23,410
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Websitewww.mrc
beaucesartigan.com

The Chaudière River flows through it. It shares its eastern border with Maine, United States.

The name of the RCM is linked to the historical region of which it is part, Beauce. Sartigan is a distortion of Mechatigan (or Msakkikhan), the name given to the Chaudière River by the native Abenakis.

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SubdivisionsEdit

DemographicsEdit

(Statistics Canada, 2006)

  • Population change (2001-2006): 3.6%
  • Dwellings: 21,867
  • National rank in terms of population: 117
  • Provincial rank in terms of population: 31

PeopleEdit

  • 99.3% White
  • 0.4% Aboriginal
  • 0.3% Visible Minority

TransportationEdit

Access RoutesEdit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[4]

AttractionsEdit

  • Centre d'art de Saint-Georges (Saint-Georges)
  • Centre Marie-Fitzbach (Saint-Georges)
  • Magasin général Honoré Grégoire (Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley)
  • Musée d'autos antiques Victor-Bélanger (Saint-Côme–Linière)
  • Pont couvert Perreault (1928) (Notre-Dame-des-Pins)
  • Saint-Georges Airport (Saint-Georges)
  • Saint-Paul-de-Cumberland Church (1847) (Saint-Simon-les-Mines)
  • Village miniature Baillargeon (Saint-Georges)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 141119 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 290 in the official Répertoire des municipalités ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2429) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map